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Jamaica puts Bahamas on verge of CAZOVA exit


COUVA, TRINIDAD, JULY 5, 2017: Led  by captain  Andre Mc Lean, Jamaica played a solid allround game to beat Bahamas 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) to improve to 2-0 in Pool E of the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) at the National Cycling Centre.


Winners of their first match over tournament debutants Haiti in four sets on Tuesday, the Gatasheu Bonner-coached Jamaicans started very confidently against the Bahamians who went under to Barbados in five-sets in their opening day clash of former champions.


And in the end Jamaica which served, passed and block well came away with the deserved win while Bahamas, winners in 2012 dropped to 0-2 and on the verge of elimination from contesting the gold medal match.


A visibly dejected Prince’Tanique Wilson, captain of Bahamas did not hold back anything in his summary of their play so far which he described as a result of poor attitude.


“We are all trying to find the best possible line-up to jump start of tournament, but now we find ourselves with our backs against the wall.”


“We go into our final match against Haiti in a do-or-die situation and for us to have any chance we need to change our approach and attitude.


A jubilant Adrian Mc Lean said his Jamaica tem has been working very hard and he was pleased to see everything starting to fall into place at the right time.


“This is our second win and a big improvement from the first match as well and once we continue to play like this we can get even better, we are a dangerous team.”


 A worried Covance Mortimer, coach of the Bahamas admitted his team was not playing nowhere close to their best volleyball.


“We are playing well below our true ability and quite frankly it’s disturbing.”


Bonner was a pleased coach and boasted that his team was trying to build a winning mentality and wants to get to the final.


“We prepared very well for this match and I am happy the guys executed well and we now have an important match Barbados on Thursday where we can get ourselves a day rest by winning and topping the group.”


On Thursday in their final round-robin match, Jamaica meets Barbados from 7pm while Bahamas battles Haiti from 4pm.